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Takin’ It Easy – Big Band Arrangement Grade 3
Composed and Arranged: James Bazen
Score for: 2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass, drums; optional instruments: flute, bari sax, trumpet 4, trombones 3 and 4, tuba, guitar, 2 french horns, baritone horn
Difficulty: Easy – Medium Grade 3
Trumpet 1 Range: B3 – F#5
A melodic relaxed swing arrangement featureing alto and trombone solos, and a fun sax soli.
This piece is arranged specifically for school bands to mix and match instruments.
It can be played with as little as 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones and 3 rhythm. Optional parts round out the traditional big band format (bari sax, trumpet 4, trombones 3 and 4, guitar).
Also included are parts for flute (doubles trumpet), french horns (doubles trombones), baritone horn (doubles trombone) and tuba (doubles bass).